Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel today launched ‘The Green School Project – Phase II’ in association with ‘The Energy and Resources Institute’ (TERI) in ten selected schools across Sukinda, Kalinganagar and Vyasanagar in Jajpur district.
The Phase II of the project was launched by Ms Ruchi Narendran at Kate Purty Auditorium, Sukinda followed by the unveiling of ‘Teachers’ Green Handbook’.
The Green School Project aims to sensitise and create awareness among students, teachers and community on issues related to environment for which TERI has been actively promoting environment awareness through classroom teaching and outdoor activities.
The schools where the Phase II of the project would be implemented include Feeder Model School, Mt. Litera Zee School, St. Mary’s School, Vysanagar Public School, Glorious English Medium School, St. Xavier’s High School, Sharama Shakti Nodal Uchha Vidyalaya (Sukinda Chromite Mine), Stewart School (Sukinda), Yubashakti Nodal UP School (Sukinda) and Saraswati Sishu VidyaMandir (Kalarangiata).
The Phase I of the project was implemented earlier, in 10 schools located in operational areas of Tata Steel, Phase II is being extended to 30 schools spread across Tata Steel operational areas in the eastern states of Jharkhand and Odisha including Jharia, West Bokaro, Joda, Kalinganagar, Noamundi and Sukinda.
Addressing the students on the occasion, Ms Narendran said, “Green School Project is a movement to create awareness on climate change.” Terming it as a way of life for the survival of humanity, she urged the students to work towards environmental sustainability which will help in transforming lives of future generations.
The project will encompass year-round activities related to environment in schools for 15 months where ‘Whole school’ approach is being adopted with emphasis on students of Class 6 to 8 in the formal schools for capacity building initiatives.
More than 150 school students along with teachers from select schools across Sukinda and Kalinganagar participated in the event.